04.08.2009 Robert F. Redmond Receives Humanitarian Award from Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

RICHMOND, VA – Williams Mullen announces that Robert F. Redmond, Jr. will receive the Humanitarian Award from the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce during their annual Hispanic Gala on April 28, 2009. The award recognizes those individuals who have contributed their time and services to the Hispanic community.

In March of 2005, Mr. Redmond started a pro bono legal clinic with the Chamber of Commerce in order to help the Hispanic community with unpaid wage and immigration issues. Bob has led a team of Williams Mullen attorneys to the Chamber offices every month since then. To date – they have been able to recover more than $500,000 in unpaid wages and have helped numerous people gain proper immigration status.

“Bob’s commitment to the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has been outstanding,” said Julious P. Smith, Jr. “The services that he and other Williams Mullen attorneys are providing have created new opportunities to the Hispanic community in Virginia. This award is testament to Bob’s hard work.”

“I am honored to be receiving this award on behalf of all of the attorneys and staff who have participated in the pro bono legal clinic at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce,” said Mr. Redmond.

The Humanitarian Award will be given at the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Hispanic Gala on April 28, 2009 at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond, Va. Other award recipients include Carlos Gutierrez, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Anna Escobedo Cabral, former U.S. Treasurer, and Jorge Haddock, former Dean of the Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond.

For more information about Williams Mullen’s pro bono programs please click here.